TRADE AND BUSINESS
Trade and Business 经济与贸易
Manchester’s Chinatown is the largest in the UK outside London. It plays a vital role in the social, cultural and economic life of the area. In 1986, Manchester was twinned with Wuhan to stimulate business links with China. The Chinese Imperial Arch was a collaboration between the cities of Wuhan and Manchester. It was erected in Chinatown in 1987.
The first Chinese settlers arrived in Greater Manchester at the end of the nineteenth century. Many were servants in the homes of wealthy industrialists and some were students at the University of Manchester. By the early 1900s, many Chinese were employed in laundries.
From the 1950s, there was significant immigration to the UK from New Territories, Hong Kong. Many enterprising people came to Manchester and established take-
The twinning of Manchester with Wuhan in 1986 and the establishment of the China-
“ The government now impose the rule that you have to be qualified to hire staff from abroad. It undermines the importance of the culture from the Far East. Now, you need to apply for and pay for the right to employ staff from Hong Kong. I’ve never heard of it before! I understand if it is for a CEO, but for Chef? The take-
~ Raymond Wong 黄
“ We have a family farm here, owned now by my brothers. My mother used to sell chickens to Chinese take-
~ Jack Haslam 陆英才